Is This The Worst Resume Example Ever?

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As an HR practitioner who has hired and interviewed thousands of candidates, there are things I like to see when it comes to your resume. Sometimes these suggestions and tips are related to personal preference like font style, layout and the flow of a resume. Other times, my suggestions like keeping your resume in neutral colors and in a word doc versus a .pdf are recommendations made based on HR and hiring technology used to filter and screen resumes called at ATS or applicant tracking system.

Is This The Worst Resume Example Ever?

I came across this “interesting” resume this week. You can see it below. While entertaining, it has broken all of the resume rules and yet I might just give Joseph a call myself just to see what kind of guy he actually is? I admire his creativity. But the question is as a hiring manager, would you interview this guy after viewing this resume?



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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.


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